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Shanthiniketan is categorised as Getaways

Deer Park (Nivalink Trip Dated - 16 February 2011)
Street Shopping at Santhiniketan (Nivalink Trip Dated - 16 February 2011)
Prayer Hall (Nivalink Trip Dated - 16 February 2011)

Reasons to Visit
  • Shanthiniketan is an ex-Kolkata getaway (visited all round the year).
  • Shanthiniketan is nestled in the serene and green environs
  • At Shantiniketan one can discover the heritage of Bengal's Renaissance, explore the tribal origins of culture.
  • Santiniketan is a tourist attraction because Rabindranath wrote many of his literary classics here, and his house is a place of historical importance.
  • Festivals celebrated at Santiniketan include - Basanta Utsav, Barsha Mangal, Sharodutsav, Nandan Mela, Poush Mela, Magh Mela, Rabindra Jayanti.
  • Poush Mela, a harvest festival is a 3-day event featuring live performances of Bengali folk music, notably baul music
Know It
  • Shanthiniketan is renowned for Visva-Bharati University which is one of Indias most renowned places of higher learning, with a list of alumni that includes Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen, globally renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray and the countrys leading art historian, R. Siva Kumar. Shanthiniketan was made by the famous Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, whose vision became what is now a university town
  • Shaktipeetha Temples in East India"Tarapith (60 kms from Shantiniketan) is one of the Shakti Peetha temples and a well visited pilgrimage centre. Tarapith is either day visited from Kolkata (225 kms) or visited as part of Shantiniketan getaway. "
  • Ex-Kolkata Countryside Getaways"Shanthiniketan (180 kms) is nestled in the serene and green environs and a recommended ex-Kolkata getaway for offbeat travellers."
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List of Holidays for Shanthiniketan

Short Break

  • Kolkata Extended Pilgrim Break (4 Nights)
  • West Bengal Pilgrim and Heritage Break (5 Nights)
  • West Bengal Pilgrim and Heritage Break with Digha (6 Nights)

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Destination Ideas

  • Shantiniketan Getaway

Festivals linked to Shanthiniketan (West Bengal)

  • Kenduli Mela
  • Poush Mela

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    Vishwa Bharati Campus is where Rabindranath Tagore spent There are number of monuments and halls related to life of Rabindranath Tagore. There is hall that has poets personal belongings, paintings & various editions of his works are exhibited.
    Heritage Site
    University Campus
    This is a large wooded area 3 km from Shantiniketan where herds of deer are kept and area is good for bird watching.
    Activity, Zoo
    Bird Watching, Nature Park

Destinations within reach from Shanthiniketan

  • Kolkata ( 180 Km )

    Kolkata is capital city of West Bengal. Kolkata is typically visited as a transit destination for more

  • Sarisa ( 210 Km )

    Sarisa is situated by the Hooghly riverside, 50 kms South of Kolkata and 75 kms from Airport. more

  • Ranchi ( 300 Km )

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  • Simlipal ( 320 Km )

    Simlipal is situated 140 kms South of Jamshedpur and is known for its Tiger and migratory bird more

  • Digha ( 322 Km )

    Digha is a seaside resort town in West Bengal, 200 kms South of Kolkata. It is renowned for its more

  • Siliguri ( 431 Km )

    Siliguri is arrival point for accessing Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim and tea plantations around the more

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Nearest Airport in Shanthiniketan
  • Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport ( RDP ) , Durgapur-54 Kms
Railway Stations in Shanthiniketan
  • Bolpur Santiniketan Railway Station ( BHP ), Shanthiniketan
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